Wholesale Inflation Due out Next Week Stateside

Monday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Consumer Credit (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

A Schulman Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLM) (Q1) EPS estimates of 44 cents, compared to 49 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) (Q3) EPS estimates of $2.07, compared to $2.29 in the prior-year quarter.

Limoneira Co (NASDAQ: LMNR) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of 19 cents , compared to loss of six cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

EXFO Inc. (T.EXF) (Q1) EPS estimates of five cents, compared to six cents in the prior-year quarter.

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

JOLTS (Nov.) The U.S. Labor Department's JOLTS report tracks monthly change in job openings and offers rates on hiring and quits. The reporting period lags other employment data including the employment situation report. The word JOLTS stands for Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

Redbook (Weekly)

Featured Earnings

Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.97, compared to $1.88 in the prior-year quarter

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of 61 cents, compared to a loss of three cents in the prior-year quarter

Synnex Corporation (NYSE: SNX) (Q4) EPS estimates of $2.69, compared to $2.57 in the prior-year quarter

Canada

Featured Earnings

Aphria Inc. (T.APH) (Q2) EPS estimates of one cent, identical to prior-year quarter

Corus Entertainment Inc. (T.CJR.B) (Q1) EPS estimates of 44 cents, compared to 41 cents in the prior-year quarter

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Import and Export Prices (Nov.)

Wholesale Trade (Dec.)

EIA Petroleum Status Report (Jan. 3-9)

Featured Earnings

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) (Q4) EPS estimates of 77 cents, compared to 40 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.50, compared to $1.34 in the prior-year quarter.

Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE: SAR) (Q3) EPS estimates of 55 cents, compared to 53 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Building permits (Nov.) Canadian municipalities issued $8.2 billion worth of building permits in October, up 3.5% from the previous month

Featured Earnings

Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.50, compared to $1.52 in the prior-year quarter.

Cogeco Communications Inc. (T.CCA) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.50, compared to $1.52 in the prior-year quarter.

Aritzia Inc. Subordinate Voting Shares (T.ATZ) (Q3) EPS estimates of 25 cents, compared to 23 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (T.NEPT) (Q3) EPS estimates for loss of three cents, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Producer Price Index-Final Demand (Dec.)

Jobless Claims (Jan. 3-9)

Treasury Budget

Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of 20 cents, compared to the loss of 41 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

New Housing Price Index (Nov.) In October, new house prices in Canada rose 3.5% year over year, down from this year's largest increase of 3.9%. Vancouver (+8.4%) and London (+8.1%) had the largest 12-month increases among the surveyed CMAs.

Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Consumer Price Index (Dec.)

Retail Sales (Dec.)

Business Inventories (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) (Q4) EPS estimates of $5.93 compared to $5.14 in the prior-year quarter

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.69 compared to $1.71 in the prior-year quarter

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) (Q4) EPS estimates of $2.21 compared to $1.97 in the prior-year quarter

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.05 compared to $1.03 in the prior-year quarter

Canada

Featured Earnings

Corvus Gold Inc. (T.KOR) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of two cents, compared to loss of one cent in the prior-year quarter

Currency Exchange International Corp. (T.CXI) (Q4) EPS estimates of 34 cents, compared to 29 cents in the prior-year quarter